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Dec. 2 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup 


This week: Jewelers have new options for health insurance. It was a record Black Friday. And pearl prices shoot up. All below.


Pantone names color of the year

New York Times editors discuss


GIA to offer cheaper, sparser lab-grown diamond reports

– Small diamonds are winning

– Paul Zimnisky on the market share of lab-grown


Report: Alrosa CEO Sergey Ivanov stepping down


De Beers extends sightholder contracts


$35 million pink diamond withdrawn from Christie’s sale


Rolex to sell certified secondhand watches

– What we know about Rolex’s plan

– What effect on pricing?

– Experts weigh in

– Pre-owned watch specialists “welcome” Rolex


Rapaport: Is the secondhand surge sustainable?


Pre-owned site Watchmaster declared insolvent


How eBay grew its luxury category


JCK’s six takeaways from the Thanksgiving weekend shopping spree

– Record shopper turnout on Black Friday

– Retailers aren’t overstocked but are discounting anyway


Jewelers unite to combat rising store crime


Jewelers should look at new health insurance options


What jewelers did for Giving Tuesday


Mikimoto raises pearl prices as much as 20%


LVMH acquires jewelry manufacturer Pedemonte Group


Pomellato buys into Italian goldsmith

– Pomelatto’s new ads raise awareness of violence against women


Workers target Australian jewelry giant Lovisa


Toll Brothers may be leaving Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row


Philadelphia jeweler convicted for selling counterfeit Rolexes


Jatin Mehta let off in India, may be nailed by UK courts


International arrest warrant issued for Isabel dos Santos


Former CEO of South African jeweler sentenced for theft, fraud, and money laundering


Chiadzwa villagers sue police over diamond looting, violence


South African diamond diggers break the law—then risk their lives


Petra Diamonds will keep Williamson mine idle until mid-2023


Del Gatto financing Sierra Leone diamond mine


United States congratulates Botswana for hosting the Kimberley Process secretariat


Gahcho Kué exploring potential for underground expansion


The role of diamond trade in relations between Israel and the UAE


Video of U.S.-India diamond trade symposium


Sudanese artists preserve traditional jewelry


Renowned jewelry artist Daniel Brush dies

– Remembrance in The Adventurine


North Carolina jeweler Charles Smith dies


Industry veteran Bert Kalisher dies


C.D. Peacock names Qi Holtzman VP


Hoover & Strong adds Scott Wilson


Claire’s to open 20 stores within Macy’s


Hermés gets theatrical at launch for high jewelry line


Cartier opens new boutique in Amsterdam

– Cartier revives coffee beans


Chaumet opens Place Vendôme coffee shop


How Nigel O’Reilly “conquered Rodeo Drive”

– Upcoming exhibition sale in Los Angeles


New York Times says gold beads take on a new glow

– It also likes gold chains on all body types

– Considers opals a high-drama gemstone


Jewelry designer makes $41,000 a month, working only three hours a day


The jewelry at the White House wedding


The story behind Jackie Kennedy’s engagement ring


Jennifer Lopez reveals secret phrase Ben Affleck engraved on engagement ring


Christina Ricci sold her Chanel collection to fund divorce


Israeli “Tinder Swindler” loses lawsuit after no-show


Wyoming woman sells totally not cursed engagement ring


Huffington Post writer very excited she choose her own engagement ring


Engagement ring goes overboard during boat proposal


Friend asks for regifted necklace back


TikTok debates the value of a Cartier Love ring


Media Watch

Profile of Blue Star Diamonds managing director Arnav Mehta

Ben Bridge CEO Lisa Bridge gives gifting tips to Oprah Daily


From the Blog

Why Is De Beers Giving Sightholders A 1-Year Reprieve?


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 83: Jacob & Co.’s Godfather Watch, Luxury Brands Gain Clout, Translating Gen Z


Have a nice weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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